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I think about death a lot. Whether it's ruminating over my sister's suicide and wondering what happened to her,
or just looking around at the people here and knowing that we're all temporary .
- "Ew, gross. There's a fly in my water." - "Someday, we'll all be a fly in water."
Or wondering how I'm gonna die.
"Let me know if you ever want me to come to your house…"
"just for fun."
- "She's gonna wear my skin. This is the last face I will ever see."
I think being mindful of death helps you truly live because it shifts everything into perspective.
You don't sweat the small stuff as much, it motivates you to do what you truly want to do,
and you start measuring your happiness by experiences, and how fulfilling your relationships are.
And sure sometimes it becomes incredibly overwhelming and you have to lay in bed
and just wonder what the point of all of this is, but it's impacted my life in beautiful ways.
Thinking about death has made me a more present human being
because it's a constant reminder that tomorrow is not a guarantee .
It makes me want to be a more compassionate and giving person
because when you're confronted with the idea of your own mortality you have to ask yourself:
like, what mark do I want to leave on this world?
How do I want to measure my self-worth and what is going to make my life meaningful?
And knowing how impermanent and small I am in comparison to the vastness of the universe
I've kind of come to the conclusion that I would define my life a success
if I made meaningful art that inspired people, if I helped as many animals and human beings as I could,
and if I had incredibly loving relationships with my friends and family.
Being so obsessed with death at such an early age actually forced me to create a life philosophy,
and I encourage you to do the same.
This is one sentence that you can live your entire life by, it's like your thesis statement or a
mantra that resonates with you that you can come back to again and again when life's
finalities trick you into thinking you're going to be here forever.
spoiler alert : You're not.
Mine is, and has been for like the last fifteen years: "I love, therefore I am."
Let me know what your life philosophy is I would love to hear it.
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你常思考死亡嗎? (I think about death a lot)

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Kristi Yang 發佈於 2018 年 3 月 9 日   Jade Weng 翻譯   Steven Guan 審核


小 V 也很常躺在床上想「死亡」這件事,覺得片中的女生說得很有道理,雖然有時「死亡」的概念很模糊不清,令人有點不安,但也因為明天永遠不知道會發生什麼事,小 V 總是會特別珍惜身邊的人。以前不擅長說「愛」的小 V 現在都會一直跟媽媽有事沒事講一下,也會逼媽媽對小 V 説。也不會為了小事跟男朋友吵到隔天。這種生活態度也讓小 V 更加積極面對人生。

1temporary 0:13
I know you don't like this dorm, but it's only temporary.

在影集裡常常會看到的 temp 也是這個字的縮寫,意思是「臨時工」。
Did you check out the new temp? He seemed really cute.

TED-Ed:愛是什麼!? (What is love? - Brad Troeger)

2shifts 0:36
Her priorities shifted after becoming a mom.

平常工讀的「輪班」也是用 shift。
Hey Johnny, something came up, could you take my shift tonight?

3sweat the small stuff 0:38
I love my friend, but she always sweats the small stuff, it's so annoying.

當別人向你道歉時,也可以回 no sweat 表示「不用在意」。
A: Sorry I stood you up yesterday.
B: No sweat, man.

該怎麼完節TOP GUN (How Top Gun Should Have Ended)

4point 0:52
The whole point of an internship is to gain some real world experience so you can be more ready after you graduate.

point 當動詞用是「(用手)指、指向」的意思。
Could you point me in the right direction please?

5guarantee 1:02
guarantee 有「保證」的意思,可以作動詞或是名詞使用。
Come out with us tonight! I guarantee you'll have fun!

我們買的一些電子產品的「保證書」也是這個字,或是也可以說 warranty 。
Remember to keep your warranty safe.

6spoiler alert 1:54
Spoiler alert, the last season of Game of Thrones….

Spoiler alert, you're not special.

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希望大家看完影片,都可以更愛惜自己的生命,更珍惜身邊的人,還有把每一天當作最後一天過。Live everyday to the fullest. You only live once.

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